Ranking The 30 Best NBA Players Of The ’80s

29. Jack Sikma

The 1980s were most certainly a more friendly time to big men. While the pace remained somewhat fast, there was still an emphasis on franchises being equipped with a legitimate post presence. Sikma was this sort of prototype. There was never a year in which Sikma didn’t average double-digits in points per contest. Earlier in the decade, Sikma was a complete force — averaging double-doubles in seven separate seasons. While not a flashy player, Sikma was supremely fundamental. A fully-loaded repertoire was complemented quite nicely by supreme touch – as evidenced by his career 84.9-percent clip from the charity stripe. Sikma isn’t in the same class of an Olajuwon, Malone, Barkley, or McHale, but he still deserves his props.

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